>> as the election unfolds, the nation is heading for the first planned recession in its history, courtesy of the fiscal cliff. why are politicians ignoring the danger? on labor day, we'll hear from two men working to change our course: erskine bowles and alan simpson, the co-chairs of the commission on deficit reduction. we'll also hear from businesses and workers with jobs on the line. please join us on monday for a special report on jumping the fiscal cliff. >> susie: as we wrap up the week, we turn to author and educator lou heckler. in tonight's lou's been thinking, sleepless nights versus a clear conscious. >> it's pretty hard to see the news these days without encountering yet another story about formerly admired personalities getting caught in some form of wrongdoing. it cuts across all areas, too. sports, entertainment, politics, big institutions, local officials. is it more prevalent or do we just know more than we used to? there was a day when big news media outlets looked the other way if someone in prominence erred a bit, but that doesn't happen now.